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Profile of JTE-522 as a human cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor.

Inhibitory activity and the mechanism of action of JTE-522 (4-(4-cyclohexyl-2-methyloxazol-5-yl)-2-fluorobenzenesulfonamid e), a novel selective cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 inhibitor, on human COX-1 and COX-2 were investigated and compared with those of reference compounds. In an enzyme assay, JTE-522 inhibited yeast-expressed human recombinant COX-2 with an IC50 value of 0.085 microM. In contrast, JTE-522 did not inhibit human COX-1 prepared from human platelets at concentrations up to 100 microM. In a cell-based assay, JTE-522 diminished lipopolysaccharide-induced prostaglandin E2 production in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells ( COX-2) (IC50 value = 15.1 nM). On the other hand, JTE-522 was less potent at inhibiting calcium ionophore-induced thromboxane B2 production in washed human platelets ( COX-1) (IC50 value = 6210 nM). JTE-522 showed highly selective inhibition of human COX-2, and its activity was more selective than that of other COX-2 inhibitors (NS-398 and SC-58635). Human recombinant COX-2 activity was attenuated by JTE-522 in a dose-dependent and time-dependent manner. In contrast, the inhibitory activity of JTE-522 on human COX-1 was not affected by preincubation time. COX-2 inhibition by JTE-522 could not be recovered by gel filtration. These results indicate that JTE-522 is a highly selective, time-dependent and irreversible inhibitor of human COX-2.[1]


  1. Profile of JTE-522 as a human cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor. Wakitani, K., Nanayama, T., Masaki, M., Matsushita, M. Jpn. J. Pharmacol. (1998) [Pubmed]
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